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1872 The Football Association accepted a proposal by the Sheffield Associations to introduce a corner kick into the laws of the game.
1920 During the Second Division match between Hull City and Coventry City Hull had three players sent off and an incensed crowd invaded the pitch and refused to let the game continue. It only did so after the police managed to restore order.
1920 During the Second Division match between Hull City and Coventry City Hull had three players sent off and an incensed crowd invaded the pitch and refused to let the game continue. It only did so after the police managed to restore order.
1925 Arthur Chandler scored five of Leicester City's six goals in their Second Division match against Barnsley. Thought by many to be the best uncapped centre-forward of the 1920's he scored almost 300 goals for Leicester between 1923 and 1935; 263 of these being in the League.
1925 Arthur Chandler scored five of Leicester City's six goals in their Second Division match against Barnsley. Thought by many to be the best uncapped centre-forward of the 1920's he scored almost 300 goals for Leicester between 1923 and 1935; 263 of these being in the League.
1931 Everton beat Southport 9-1 in a FA Cup Sixth Round tie at Goodison Park. At the time this was the furthest any Third Division North club had ever progressed in the history of the competition. Southport had beaten Darlington, Gainsborough Trinity, Millwall, Blackpool and Bradford. Dean(4), Dunn(2), Critchley(2), and Johnson scored Everton's goals while Waterston made heroic Southport's only reply.
1931 Everton beat Southport 9-1 in a FA Cup Sixth Round tie at Goodison Park. At the time this was the furthest any Third Division North club had ever progressed in the history of the competition. Southport had beaten Darlington, Gainsborough Trinity, Millwall, Blackpool and Bradford. Dean(4), Dunn(2), Critchley(2), and Johnson scored Everton's goals while Waterston made heroic Southport's only reply.
1933 Chelsea signed inside-forward George Gibson from Bolton Wanderers. He was a strong and clever player but had a suspect temperament which perhaps hindered his chances at international level. Nonetheless he gave fine service to Hamilton Academicals (1925-27), Bolton (where he won a Cup winners medal in 1929) and Chelsea until the Second War. He played in a total of 442 Scottish and English League matches and netted on 115 occasions.
1933 Chelsea signed inside-forward George Gibson from Bolton Wanderers. He was a strong and clever player but had a suspect temperament which perhaps hindered his chances at international level. Nonetheless he gave fine service to Hamilton Academicals (1925-27), Bolton (where he won a Cup winners medal in 1929) and Chelsea until the Second War. He played in a total of 442 Scottish and English League matches and netted on 115 occasions.
1936 In an effort to stop the Pools Companies using the Football League's published fixture list it was replaced by "mystery" matches. In fact these were the matches for the 14th March and 11th April brought forward. Posters outside grounds would advertise, for instance, "Chelsea v ?". The system, however, proved unworkable because clubs and their supporters found it impossible to make travel arrangements and hotel bookings. The idea was scrapped after a few weeks.
1936 In an effort to stop the Pools Companies using the Football League's published fixture list it was replaced by "mystery" matches. In fact these were the matches for the 14th March and 11th April brought forward. Posters outside grounds would advertise, for instance, "Chelsea v ?". The system, however, proved unworkable because clubs and their supporters found it impossible to make travel arrangements and hotel bookings. The idea was scrapped after a few weeks.
1938 Jack Milsom, Bolton Wanderer's centre-forward, transferred to Manchester City. Began his career with Rochdale and moved to Bolton in 1930. By the time he retired in 1939 he had scored 209 goals in 312 League matches.
1938 Jack Milsom, Bolton Wanderer's centre-forward, transferred to Manchester City. Began his career with Rochdale and moved to Bolton in 1930. By the time he retired in 1939 he had scored 209 goals in 312 League matches.
1967 Death of Dick Keith, former Newcastle United, Bournemouth and Northern Ireland full-back following an accident at work. He was 33. Joined Newcastle in 1956 and Bournemouth in February 1964. In ten years in the Football League he played in 255 matches and in 23 internationals for his country.
1967 Death of Dick Keith, former Newcastle United, Bournemouth and Northern Ireland full-back following an accident at work. He was 33. Joined Newcastle in 1956 and Bournemouth in February 1964. In ten years in the Football League he played in 255 matches and in 23 internationals for his country.
1987 Fans protest at both Fulham and Queens Park Rangers in an attempt to stop the proposed merger between the two clubs. There are similair protests at Wimbledon and Crystal Palace as it is revealed the two are also in merger talks.
1987 Fans protest at both Fulham and Queens Park Rangers in an attempt to stop the proposed merger between the two clubs. There are similair protests at Wimbledon and Crystal Palace as it is revealed the two are also in merger talks.
1989 Sports Minister Colin Moynihan states his opposition to English clubs returning to European Competition as he believes there are no effective anti hooligan measures in place.
1989 Sports Minister Colin Moynihan states his opposition to English clubs returning to European Competition as he believes there are no effective anti hooligan measures in place.
1998 Richard Gough of Rangers manages to be sent off twice in one match. He is sent from the field in the 2-2 draw against Hearts(which also saw Grant Murray of Hearts dismissed)for a second bookable offence. He is then red carded again in the referees room after the match.
1998 Richard Gough of Rangers manages to be sent off twice in one match. He is sent from the field in the 2-2 draw against Hearts(which also saw Grant Murray of Hearts dismissed)for a second bookable offence. He is then red carded again in the referees room after the match.